Heritage Turkey Tour 10 Days
Cruise along the best of Turkey on this ultimate 10-day tour from Istanbul! Visit the country’s cultural capital – Istanbul – to see its top attractions like the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar and enjoy day trips to historic sites like Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus,Hierapolis, Goreme and many more. See astounding rock formations at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
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[/su_table] [/su_column][su_spacer size=”10″] [su_column size=”1/1″ center=”yes”] [su_tabs] [su_tab title=”Itinerary”] [su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 1 İstanbul Hotel” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” open=”yes” ] Pickup from airport according to your flight. When you arrive to Istanbul airport we will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.Hotel [/su_spoiler][/su_accordion] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 2 Byzantine & Ottoman Relics Full Day Walking Tour” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup at 08:20 from your hotel. Tour of “Sultan Ahmet Center”, the heart of the “Old City” from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled. Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya) is a UNESCO-listed museum that contains Ottoman and Byzantine works. Listen the history and examine the architecture displays with your professional guide. Then, make a visit to the Blue Mosque with six minarets, was built at the bequest of Sultan Ahmet I and one of the best preserved and most significant examples of Ottoman architecture. Continue to Istanbul Hippodrome where chariot races were held and also the centre of Byzantium’s life for 1000 years and of Ottoman life for another 400 years and has been the scene of countless political dramas. Stop by Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture, also organises various workshop about handicrafts and music. Then give a little break for lunch in a local restaurant, then walking to Topkapi Imperial Palace. It is the largest palace in Istanbul and also it was primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years. The next stop is the Grand Bazaar, one of the most famous bazaar around the world. Discover the bazaar with your guide and make some shopping. It is full with jewelery, leather and spices shops. Your tour finishes with a drop-off at your European-side hotel or in central Istanbul. Overnight.Hotel [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 3 Bosphorus & T wo Continents Full Day Tour” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup at 08:20 from your hotel. Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar) was built between 1597 and 1664, also it is the second oldest covered bazaar in the city. You can find exotic aromas and various spices. It contains fruit vegetable, flower and fish shops inside. Rustem Pasha Mosque, for a tour. It was built by a famous Croatian, Rüstem Pasha and designed by -one the most famous architect in history- Mimar Sinan. Bosphorus Strait connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and splits the European and Asian sides of Turkey. Bosphorus Bridge, pass through the bridge and watch the beautiful view. It is 1704m long and was the 4th longest bridge around the world. Don’t miss this unique chance to pass from one continent (Europe) to another(Asia) in 2 minutes. Camlica Hill, the highest point in istanbul, exposing a panoramic view of istanbul city and Bosphorus. Give a little break for lunch here and Enjoy the view while your are eating your tasty meal. Ortakoy, is a cosmopolitan area, bordering waters of the Bosphorus.Turks, Greeks, Armenians and Jews are leaving here. The neighbourhood hosts many different religious. it is also a popular spot for locals with art galleries, night clubs, restaurants. Dolmabahce Palace, was the first European style palace. It was built by Ottoman Sultans between 1843 and 1846.This is the last residence for Ottoman Sultans with 365 rooms and 22 saloons. Also famous with the great collection of European antiquity. Ataturk lived the final part of his life in the palace and died there. Closed: Mondays and Thursdays; Dolmabahce Palace (Replaced with Galata Tower) includes; Lunch, Transportation, Guide, Boat Cruise, Museums and Entrance Fees. We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to bus terminal [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 4 Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi or Selcuk” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup early in the morning & transfer to tour point. Visit to Ephesus,one of the world famous archeological site, also probably the best preserved Classical cities in Europe. Have a nice time walking in the wide streets surrounding the ruins of the city. Temple of Artemis (Diana) is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Enjoy your lunch in the town before traveling to the House of the Virgin Mary, a site that is thought to be the place where the Virgin Mary spent her final days. Century A.D. is unlike any other you will see in this country. When our tour finishes we transfer you to Izmir Airport for your flight back to istanbul. When you arrive at Istanbul airport we transfer you to your hotel.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 5 Priene-Miletus-Didyma Tour from Kusadasi or Selcuk TOUR CODE:P-M-D-TOUR” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup at 09:00 O’clock. Tour starts with a hotel Pick up in the early morning at Priene, one of the most spectacular ancient Ionians cities. Then travel on to Miletus, admire its magnificent theatre and the Byzantine fortress above the acropolis. Last stop is famous Didyma, the largest Ionic Temple in the world, oracle of Apollo. Also huge, cracked head of Medusa lies in here which fell from the frieze long time ago. Lunch is included in the tour as well as transfer back to your hotel.
[/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 6 Pamukkale Tour from Pamukkale” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup at 10:00 from your hotel. Pamukkale and Hierapolis will be visited with an expert guide. Discover top attractions of city such as Domitian Gate, Colannaded Gate, Cathedral, Red waters of Karahayit, Pamukkale Museum & The Travertines of Pamukkale. When you arrive to Denizli Bus Station we will meet and transfer to tour point or your hotel. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 7 Cappadocia Tour North” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup early in the morning. Devrent Valley, also known as Imagination Valley to see the lunar landscape. Drive through this surreal place, watching volcanic cones and pillars. Listen to your guide recounts how the sculptures have been formed by erosion.
Afterward, drive through Pasabag, also known as Monks Valley. Discover how the area was named after the monks lived here in the 4th century AD and gaze at the mushroom-shaped pinnacles.
Then visit a restaurant for a delicious, local, otantic Anatolian lunch.
Next stop is the pottery-making town of Avanos. Join a pottery workshop to try your hand at pottery. Watch a pottery demonstration, and then try to make one for yourself.
Then drive to Pigeon Valley who offers spectacular views of the natural cliffs and the man-made caves and tunnels carved into the rock.
Next, the big rock on top of the hill in Uchisar , also known as Landlord’s Castle.The view from the top of this massive rock is amazing.
Next, watch the enchanting view of Goreme Valley from Esentepe.
Final stop of North Cappadocia Tour is Goreme Open-Air Museum, a UNESCO-listed place with cave churches, stunning frescos and monastery. Walk around these magical rocks. Learn how they were carved between the 10 and 12th centuries AD.
Afterward drop-off your hotel. Overnight Hotel [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 8 Cappadocia Tour South 1″ style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup at 09:30 from your hotel. Derinkuyu to explore the hand-carved tunnels and caves of the ancient Derinkuyu Underground City. It is the largest excavated underground city in Turkey and is one of several underground complexes found across Cappadocia.
Afterward, walk through Ihlara Valley for 4 km, watching very famous and interesting valley with many churches and underground caves.
Then visit a restaurant for a delicious, local, otantic Anatolian lunch.
Next stop is Belisirma Village. Although a small village, Belisirma is well known because of various ruins around it. The church ruins of Ala, Bezirhane, Karagedik and Direkli are Byzantine cave churches.
Then drive to Selime who has a breathtakingly beautiful and complex church compound cut into the rock.
South Cappadocia Tour final stop is Nar Lake, a volcanic crater lake, about 36 km southeast of Aksaray inCappadocia.
Afterward drop-off your hotel. [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 9 İstanbul Hotel” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer from bus station to hotel is not included. Overnight.Hotel [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title=”DAY 10 When you arrive to Istanbul airport we will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel.” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” ] Pickup according to your flight. When you arrive to Istanbul airport we will pick you up from airport and transfer to your hotel. [/su_spoiler] [/su_tab] [su_tab title=”HighLigts” ][su_list icon=”icon: share”]
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- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Local guide
- Bus tickets
- Entrance fees
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drink, unless specified
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A small amount of walking is involved
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Not wheelchair accessible